AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire sales 1 May 2012. This is a GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Its power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 30.89 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Wimbledon XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 May 2012
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1607
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
30.89
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
11119.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
31127.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
88.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
242.70
 
high / 768p
237.50
 
ultra / 1080p
194.20
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
84.70
 
high / 768p
75.10
 
ultra / 1080p
64.20
 

Relative perfomance

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